Thursday, January 28, 2010

Looking forward to the Tim Tebow Superbowl ad

More power to Tim Tebow and his mother for telling the story of Mom's close encounter with abortion when her son was in the womb. Like Mary of Nazareth, Mrs. Tebow valued the growing life in her womb over the dramatic changes to her life that a problem pregnancy would bring. Both women knew about and opened themselves up to the grace given to them. They trusted in the God they knew and loved to back them in choosing life over the fear or misplaced pragmatism that leads so many women to choose wrongly. Among other causes for the scourge of abortion, we should not discount the terrible legacy of two generations of abysmal catechesis about the nature and goodness of God.

The ad will tell a story of real-life people. Narrative often grabs us more than philosophy. In the abortion discussion, a well-reasoned argument based on sound moral principles is often trumped by heartfelt narratives that dramatize the very real plight of pregnant women in extremity. I welcome the opportunity to hear a similarly compelling story from the pro-life point of view.

You might want to call CBS to thank them for airing a pro-life ad. True, the ad revenue is astronomical, but in the past they have always refused to accept pro-life advertisement during the Superbowl.

The number for CBS is (212) 975-4321.

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